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Agreement in Musick for use of Johnson v. Baughn & Jackson, [Law papers].

Agreement in Musick for use of Johnson v. Baughn & Jackson, [Law paper...

Portion of document appears to be in Lincoln's hand. Summary: Baughn sued Johnson to recover a horse, valued at $90, and filed with Sheriff Musick a $180 replevin bond, which would be void if Baughn won the cas... More

Bill of Exceptions in Unknown v. Unknown, [Law papers].

Bill of Exceptions in Unknown v. Unknown, [Law papers].

Summary: An unknown plaintiff sued an unknown defendant, who retained Lincoln. The court ruled for the plaintiff. The defendant apparently planned to appeal the case because Lincoln wrote a bill of exceptions f... More

[Original museum display card for Lincoln's method of lifting vessels over shoals patent].

[Original museum display card for Lincoln's method of lifting vessels ...

The model of the Lincoln boat which was filed with Lincoln's application was available to the public in 1849. The Patent Office produced display cards for their models. From time to time the cards wore out and ... More

Emancipation proclamation, [Ornamental rendition of the Emancipation Proclamation].

Emancipation proclamation, [Ornamental rendition of the Emancipation P...

Ornamental rendition of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Proclamation of freedom millions! The emancipation proclamation.
Buttre portrait of Lincoln.

Buttre portrait of Lincoln.

Facsimile of Lincoln's signature on print.

Second inaugural address of the late President Lincoln

Second inaugural address of the late President Lincoln

Surrounded by black mourning border.

Campaign song.

Campaign song.

Handwritten note across top of songsheet: First sung in the loft over Geirson & Walihaus in warehouse, by eh author, in may 1860. Handwritten note under composer credit: afterward Major General in U. S. Army.

Kelly & Sons portrait of Abraham Lincoln and his family.
The martyr of liberty.

The martyr of liberty.

The martyr of liberty hath borne his faculties so meek; has been so clear in his great office; that his virtues shall plead, trumped-tongued against the deep damnation of his taking off. Volume 4, no 54 is a duplicate.

The nation is weeping.

The nation is weeping.

Surrounded by a black mourning border. Pictured: Lincoln's funeral procession.

The ladies memorial to the brave defenders of this glorious union.

The ladies memorial to the brave defenders of this glorious union.

Embossed leaf with title, mottoes and names of heroes within an elaborate design.

Exhibition of the Philomathean Society of Danville, Ill. On Thursday evening, May 8th, 1851. Animus Imperatro Corpus.

Exhibition of the Philomathean Society of Danville, Ill. On Thursday e...

Handwritten on verso: Ira Mayfield, J. B. Lemon, Daniel Clap, Dr. Balch.

[Print of the "lost ambertype" of Lincoln.]

[Print of the "lost ambertype" of Lincoln.]

Written in pencil on back: This is the photograph from the original ambertype owned by the Latham family of Lincoln, Illinois. It was posed for by Mr. Lincoln at the time the city of Lincoln was named for him. ... More

Lincoln's invitation to Peoria. [Facsimile.]

Lincoln's invitation to Peoria. [Facsimile.]

Facsimile of letter sent by Peorians in 1854 asking Lincoln to come here to reply to Douglas's speech.

[Photograph of sculpture by Crunelle located in Freeport, Illinois.]

[Photograph of sculpture by Crunelle located in Freeport, Illinois.]

The northern Illinois town of Freeport hosted the second and most famous of the seven Lincoln-Douglas political debates on August 27, 1858. Statue at Freeport, Ill., dedicated August 29, 1929.

Letter to Henry Clay Whitney, Esq. from Abraham Lincoln, November 30, 1858.

Letter to Henry Clay Whitney, Esq. from Abraham Lincoln, November 30, ...

Requests copies of the Lincoln-Douglas debates as they were reported in the Tribune.

Letter to Hon. Henry A. Wise from S. A. Douglas, November 7, 1858.

Letter to Hon. Henry A. Wise from S. A. Douglas, November 7, 1858.

Refers to success of the Democratic Party in recent State elections in Illinois.

Warrant of Attorney in Blong v. W. C. Taylor & Co., [Law papers].

Warrant of Attorney in Blong v. W. C. Taylor & Co., [Law papers].

Summary: W. C. Taylor and Company gave Blong an $8,428.72 promissory note but failed to pay. W. C. Taylor and Co. signed a warrant of attorney that authorized Lincoln or any other attorney to confess judgment a... More

The Republican Standard.

The Republican Standard.

Partly colored broadside in five columns within a colored border of a rail fence. Heading in a large type. No 1745, Vol. 3. T. W. Streeter Collection sale, 1967.

President Lincoln's favorite poem.

President Lincoln's favorite poem.

Printed with mourning border.

[Printed] Letter from Col. John H. George.

[Printed] Letter from Col. John H. George.

From the Oliver R. Barrett Collection.

Great American tragedians, comedians, clowns and rope danzers in their favorite characters. [Caricature of Lincoln as a jester.]

Great American tragedians, comedians, clowns and rope danzers in their...

Caricature of Lincoln as a court jester. Title supplied from caption of a later state owned by the Peabody Library.

To the citizens of Philadelphia.

To the citizens of Philadelphia.

Presidential campaign document issued "by order of the People's City Committee of Superintendence" and dated Nov. 6, 1860.

Photograph of Major General Hooker.

Photograph of Major General Hooker.

Enlarged from a negative in the collection of F. H. Meserve. New York.

Democratic ticket. [Illinois campaign ticket]

Democratic ticket. [Illinois campaign ticket]

Illinois democratic party ticket.

[Ink drawing of Lincoln reading.]

[Ink drawing of Lincoln reading.]

No 224 in Argosy Book Stores, Inc. Catalogue 480.

"They've killed President Lincoln!"

"They've killed President Lincoln!"

Advertising prospectus for documentary film of that name.

[Lassalle portrait of Lincoln]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

[Lassalle portrait of Lincoln]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Facsimile of Lincoln's signature at bottom of portrait. Signed on stone: Emile Lassalle.

Gettysburg song.

Gettysburg song.

Illustrated with the "Proposed design for the National Homestead of Gettysburg for soldier's orphans".

[Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States based on a Brady photograph.]
[Lincoln portrait possibly based on Meserve 22.]

[Lincoln portrait possibly based on Meserve 22.]

Based on a photograph of the ambrotype made by William Church in Springfield on May 20, 1860. This portrait had no wide circulation, as they were made for Mr. J. Brown of Philadelphia, who used them in painting... More